U.N. demands Vatican act against child sex abuse: Queen's University expert
Queen’s University papal expert and lecturer in the School of Religion Robert Dennis is available to comment on a newly-released United Nations report demanding the Vatican immediately remove all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to the authorities.
The U.N. followed up by saying church officials had imposed a code of silence on clerics to prevent them from reporting attacks to police and moved abusers around to attempt to cover up the crimes.
Mr. Dennis can also comment on Queen Elizabeth II confirming a trip to Rome April 3 and a meeting with Pope Francis for the first time.
“Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II plan to meet in April,” says Dr. Dennis. “Both leaders bear the title ‘Defender of the Faith,’ and the meeting will continue to strengthen ties between the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches.”
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